Cable network AMC today announced the launch of a new streaming service called AMC Premiere, which allows subscribers to pay $5 per month for access to commercial-free versions of its current TV shows, along with uncut movies, while also allowing customers to stream new TV episodes at the same time as they’re airing on television. There is, however, one big catch: AMC Premiere is not for cord cutters. For now at least, you have to be a pay TV subscriber to use AMC Premiere — and specifically, a Comcast Xfinity TV customer.
There really isn’t an offering like this in the streaming TV market. There isn’t one that’s designed as a live TV + on-demand + ad-free upgrade for cable TV customers.
Comcast is receiving a share of the subscription revenue that AMC Premiere generates as part of the deal’s terms.
As for AMC Premiere itself, it’s offering ad-free versions of all current-season AMC programming. AMC Premiere is also augmented with a selection of uncut movies designed to complement its original series, plus extra content like uncut and bonus scenes from AMC shows, trailers and other pre-premiere content. AMC Premiere is available now for Xfinity TV customers via its new website, http://www.amcpremiere.com.